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Belgian police arrest 25 men including MEP as sex party breaks curfew

Gathering took place above a bar in Brussels, which is under a 10pm to 6am Covid lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA group of 25 men, said to include an MEP who injured himself as he attempted to flee through a window, have been arrested by Belgian police for breaching the coronavirus lockdown after being discovered at a sex party above a bar in Brussels.The illegal gathering, staged on Rue des Pierres just a few yards from a police station and close to the Gran...
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It’s Not Just Trump: COVID-19 Is The Test That Conservatism Was Built To Fail

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  Nearly nine months into this COVID crisis, the virus appears to be raging completely out of control in the United States. Last week, we set new, dismal records for both hospitalizations and new cases, and daily deaths from COVID have now reached levels we haven’t suffered since the spring. Worse, there does not appear to be any plan in place to arrest the spread and bend the curve back downward, at least not from this ...
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Hazard’s Real frustrations continue with thigh injury

Madrid (AFP) – Eden Hazard’s injury misery continued on Monday after Real Madrid confirmed the attacker had hurt his right thigh in their weekend loss to Alaves. The Belgium international was substituted after just 28... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Real Madrid confirm thigh muscle injury for Hazard

Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard faces another spell on the sidelines after the club confirmed Monday he sustained an injury to his right thigh in the weekend loss to Alaves. The Belgium... Visit for the rest of the story.
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FAA confirms first 'mass air shipment' of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine from Belgium as US preps for distribution

While it can't be delivered to doctors, Pfizer's vaccine can be prepositioned at distribution sites to allow for quicker delivery upon authorization.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Iranian diplomat on trial over plan to bomb a rally where Rudy Giuliani was the keynote speaker but Mossad tipped off the police

Rudy Giuliani delivers his speech as he attends the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) meeting in Villepinte, France on June 30, 2018. Regis Duvignau/Reuters An Iranian diplomat and three others have gone on trial in Belgium accused of planning a terrorist attack on a rally where Rudy Giuliani was the keynote speaker. Iran's Assadollah Assadi was not in the dock having claimed diplomatic immunity.  Maryam Rajavi, leader of the MEK, an exiled Iranian opposition group, was the mai...
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Iran planned to bomb a rally where Rudy Giuliani was the keynote speaker but Mossad tipped off the police, court hears

Rudy Giuliani delivers his speech as he attends the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) meeting in Villepinte, France on June 30, 2018. Regis Duvignau/Reuters An Iranian diplomat and three others have gone on trial in Belgium accused of planning a terrorist attack on a rally where Rudy Giuliani was the keynote speaker. Iran's Assadollah Assadi was not in the dock having claimed diplomatic immunity.  Maryam Rajavi, leader of the MEK, an exiled Iranian opposition group, was the mai...
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First doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has flown to US from Belgium: report

The first doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine candidate have been flown over to the U.S.
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Coronavirus live: half of Canadians 'to get vaccine by September'; Italy to ease Covid measures in some regions

Trudeau previously warned country would not get first doses; Italy to ease measures in five regions; singing and playing wind instruments ‘can increase risk of infection’, say Swiss authoritiesNorth Korean hackers ‘tried to disrupt vaccine efforts in South’US Covid cases and hospitalisations set records over ThanksgivingWife serenaded by her husband from outside hospital in Italy diesItalian ski resort anxiously waits for Covid ban decisionUK coronavirus – latest updates 8.20pm GMT More than...
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Fifa World Rankings November 2020

Fifa World Rankings November 2020 Fifa's World Rankings for November 2020 were published on November 27 at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland. There is not so much change in the top 20 positions from October. Belgium who finished third at the World Cup 2018 in Russia are still top followed by champions France who defeated them in the semis, Brazil, England, Portugal, and Spain. The full top [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
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'A Christmas not like others': Europe wrestles with festive Covid rules

Shops due to reopen in France but Germany has tightened its restrictions on gatheringsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt will have to be, Emmanuel Macron said this week, “a Christmas not like others”. Across Europe, governments are grappling with the same question: how to allow a little much-needed seasonal celebration without further fuelling the pandemic?Some countries have yet to announce their plans, but several have already said tight restrictions can be eased fo...
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Iran diplomat to stand trial in Belgium over 'France bomb plot'

Prosecutors in Belgium say he planned an attack on an Iranian opposition rally near Paris in 2018.
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Argentina and the world of football mourn Maradona

Buenos Aires (AFP) – Thousands of Argentines filed past Diego Maradona’s coffin in Buenos Aires on Thursday after the country and the world of football was plunged into mourning by his death at the age of 60. Mourners, many in tears, and many wearing the World Cup winner’s number 10 Argentina jersey, gathered at the Casa Rosada presidential palace where the national hero’s coffin was draped in the sky blue and white Argentine flag. Tributes poured in from around the world as supporters, players...
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Study unravels the immunogenicity of ferroptotic cancer cells

The interdisciplinary team of scientists from three different countries (Belgium, Italy, and Russia) under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Dmitri V. Krysko (Ghent University, Belgium) unravels the immunogenicity of ferroptotic cancer cells.
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Spurs defender Alderweireld out for up to four weeks: Mourinho

London (AFP) – Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld will be sidelined for between two and four weeks. Alderweireld sustained an adductor injury in Saturday’s win against Manchester City. The... Visit for the rest of the story.
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IBM Planning 10,000 Job Cuts in Europe Ahead of Unit Sale

International Business Machines is planning to cut about 10,000 jobs in Europe in an attempt to lower costs at its slow-growth services unit and prepare the business for a spinoff. From a report: The wide-ranging losses will affect about 20% of staff in the region, according to people familiar with the matter. The U.K. and Germany are set to be most impacted, with cuts also planned in Poland, Slovakia, Italy and Belgium. IBM announced the job cuts in Europe earlier in November during a meeting w...
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The CDC is planning to cut the length of quarantines for Americans who have been exposed to COVID-19, and could go as low as 7 days

A man in self-isolation looks out the window. Justin Paget/Getty Images The recommended 14-day quarantine period for Americans exposed to COVID-19 could soon be shortened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Officials are finalizing plans for a quarantine period that could be short as seven to 10 days, Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC's incident manager for COVID-19 response, told the Wall Street Journal Tuesday. Walke said people would need to take a COVID-19 test before they ...
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IBM reportedly plans to cut around 10,000 jobs in Europe, with staff in the UK and Germany the worst hit

Andrei Stanescu/Getty Images Tech giant IBM plans to cut around 1 in 5 jobs across Europe, sources close to the matter told Bloomberg on Wednesday. About 10,000 jobs face the axe, they said. The UK and Germany will see the most job cuts, the sources said, and roles in its legacy managed-infrastructure IT services business are most at risk. An IBM spokesperson told the publication that its staffing decisions "are made to provide the best support to our customers in adopting an open hybrid ...
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An Emerging Ministers of Justice Movement

Since April, we have been calling for justice leaders of the world to get out of their national cubby holes and come together to share fears, failures, successes, and strategies, just like public health minister are doing. The COVID-19 crisis is too big and too unprecedented to deal with on your own national level. On 20 October, 22 ministers of justice did just that at the Justice for All in a Global Emergency meeting convened by Minister of Justice of Canada, David Lametti (see end for partici...
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One of Belgium's top virologists offered his family 4 tips for surviving the long COVID-19 winter — read the full letter he wrote them

Guido Vanham and his son Peter Vanham. Peter Vanham Guido Vanham is a virologist, a microbiologist who studies the rapid spreading of viruses, who's been sending letters to his three children throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The text of his most recent letter is printed below with permission from his son, Peter Vanham. In it, Guido Vanham writes that he's optimistic about the latest major vaccine trial updates but warns that if history and previous viruses are any guide, the toughest t...
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Digital marketing firms file UK competition complaint against Google’s Privacy Sandbox

Google’s push to phase out third party tracking cookies — aka its ‘Privacy Sandbox’ initiative — is facing a competition challenge in Europe. A coalition of digital marketing companies announced today that it’s filed a complaint with the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), calling for the regulator to block implementation of the Sandbox. The coalition wants Google’s phasing out of third party tracking cookies to be put on ice to prevent the Sandbox launching in early 2021 to give re...
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Vitamin D can help fight COVID-19, Belgian researchers say

A team of researchers in Belgium said they found a 'clear link' between low levels of vitamin D and the severity of COVID-19 cases.
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Belgium: Transferring Personal Data Outside The EEA: A 6-point Action Plan After Schrems II - lus Laboris

Four months after Schrems II, the European Data Protection Board has published six recommendations for data controllers on how to transfer data outside the EEA in compliance with the judgment.
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‘Don’t vote, overthrow the dictators’

Tanzania’s opposition leader, who is again in exile, says ‘instead of telling people to vote, we should be telling them to prepare for popular revolt The post ‘Don’t vote, overthrow the dictators’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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QAnon has become a powerful force in Germany, helping to drive Europe's biggest anti-lockdown movement

A demonstrator wrapped in a flag of the German empire joins an anti-lockdown demonstration, in Berlin, Germany, on August 29, 2020. John MacDougall/AFP via Getty Images Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Germany has seen a growing anti-lockdown movement which has become one of the largest in Europe. The protesters are an eclectic mix of people, including conspiracy theorists, far-right extremists, coronavirus skeptics, and anti-vaxxers.  Many of the protests have been organized b...
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Inside the COVID-19 vaccine airlift: How cargo carriers plan to distribute the world's soon-to-be most valuable drugs to market

Cargo planes will be crucial is getting a COVID-19 vaccine to the furthest reaches of the world in the shortest time. Oed/ullstein bild/Getty Air cargo carriers are gearing up to transport a vaccine for the novel coronavirus if one is approved, in the second COVID-19 airlift of 2020. Each vaccine comes with its own requirements for shipping, with Pfizer's being among the most challenging as it requires storage temperatures of -94 degrees Fahrenheit, presenting a problem for aircraft. Vacci...
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Belgium: Neurodiversity At Work - lus Laboris

As the benefits of increasing diversity across the workforce gain traction, some forward-thinking employers are starting to consider how to harness the talents of people who may be highly skilled or have a lot to offer, but find it hard to function well in traditional workplaces.
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Belgium: ‘Homework' V ‘telework In Belgium: Why It Makes A Big Difference For Reimbursement Of Employees' Costs - lus Laboris

With vast numbers of employees currently working from home questions arise about the legal status of this work and whether employees are entitled to reimbursement of their costs.
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Belgium, Italy into Nations League finals as Foden stars in England win

Paris (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku helped fire Belgium into the UEFA Nations League finals by scoring twice in a 4-2 win over Denmark on Wednesday, while Italy also secured a place in the last four... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Belgium, Italy reach Nations League finals

Leuven (Belgium) (AFP) – Belgium cruised past Denmark 4-2 in Leuven on Wednesday to book a place at next year’s Nations League finals, with Romelu Lukaku scoring twice, while Italy beat Bosnia and Herzegovina to... Visit for the rest of the story.
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